I'm joining a group mid-week for a swim which has been a nice change of pace and I'm getting some help on some elements of my stroke, (recovery and entry) that I've ignored for awhile. Everything under the water is propulsion so of course I've only paid attention to that for a couple of seasons, my reasoning went, get the mechanics under the water right and repeat, over and over.
I'm still convinced that for me I need to swim more volume then the typical triathlete, but while I'm taking time to refine the recovery phase I'm slowing down, not looking at a clock all time and trying to get 3-4 things sorted.
Oh, maybe another quick piece around Freestyle stroke myths. There are at least three that are repeated over and over by coaches who are simply repeating 25 year-old swim dogma. I'm excited to get this one done.
In other news: For the second time in as many weeks folks have made remarks to the effect of "you're looking fit/thin"- while at the track... When have I not been thin or fit? C'mon. Even if I'm not racing or training "fast" (whatever that really means) I've always been thin and fit in nearly every sense.
I don't weigh myself, but I'm sure that I'm fine on the weight front, so who knows why I'm getting that feedback.
Professional stuff: It's been quiet and I'm beyond bored. I have a quick little piece I'm working on, something like "Demystifying Compensation Analysis" since this is another functional area that hiring managers frequently deal with and folks in HR look upon as another "black box", "Heaven only knows what those crazy Comp Analysts do ! " ..
So, yup looking in Boise & Sacto. Of course the west coast, Portland is still muddling through and to be candid there isn't enough project work out there for an "independent" out there to make a go of things as the firms get first dibs, then the remainder gets farmed out.